We’re back! Next meeting (1/23) and Montevallo MLK March

MPA 2020 FlyeHappy New Year MPA!

We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful holiday season.  Our January meeting is next Thursday, January 23 at 6PM at St. Andrews (click here to download a flyer, please share!).  We will be joined by two guests, Debbie Smith with Alabama Arise and Dana Sweeney with Alabama Appleseed.  Please join us for dinner, a postcard action, and to hear from both Debbie and Dana!  We need volunteers to help with dinner – please follow this link to sign up:
 

Other Announcements:

Just Mercy, a newly released film about Bryan Stevenson, is now playing in theaters.  If you get a chance, grab a friend and go check it out! 
 
This Monday, we will be celebrating MLK Day. Plan to come out for the MLK March in Montevallo, Monday, January 20, 2020. At 9 AM we’ll line up behind McDonalds on Main St for a march to the Montevallo HS for a program honoring Shelby Co “firsts.”  University of Montevallo Chief of Police Tim Alexander will be Marshall as well as guest speaker at the program. The theme is “Dr. King’s 20/20 Vision: The Beloved Community: The Fierce Urgency of Now.” For more information, call 205-902-5137 or 205-915-0787.

August Meeting Follow Up

Dear Progressives,

We had a great August meeting – thanks so much to everyone who came and who
contributed to our yummy dinner!  Jack Jacobs spoke to us about what is going on with the Alabama Democratic Party as well as upcoming events of interest.  They are:

  • Tent at Tinglewood September 7 – MPA is partnering with Shelby Dems and Shelby Co NAACP to run a voter registration tent.  If you are able to volunteer at the tent, please email Carol Moore (alclegal@bellsouth.net).
  • Doug Jones Kickoff event, September 8 at 2:30PM at B&A Warehouse
  • Mayor Cost to speak at the Shelby Dems monthly meeting, September 19  at the Pelham Services Building
  • Blues and BBQ Fundraiser, September 22 from 1-6, 7078 N. Highland Dr.  Tickets are $60 and Southern Mojo will be playing.

Mark your calendars for our next meeting Thursday September 26 at 6PM to hear from the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.  If you plan to attend and can bring food, please use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A45ADAF2AAAF49-september.

Hope to see you soon!

Meeting this Thursday (8/22)

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Hello Friends!

Just a reminder that our monthly meeting will be this Thursday, August 22 at 6PM at St Andrews.  Jack Jacobs will be speaking to us about upcoming events with Shelby County Democrats as well as 2020 elections.
Also, if you are able, please bring non-perishable items for the Little Free Pantry at St Andrews.  There is a great need in our community for these items, so please bring anything you can to place in the pantry.
The University of Montevallo is also collecting for their Food Pantry, so if you’d like to donate to that, bring items to the meeting and Andrea will collect them.
See you Thursday!

Meeting This Thursday & EJI Visit

Dear MPA Members,

67268746_1074738476062493_6448499777505935986_nWe will be meeting 6 p.m. this Thursday, July 25, at St Andrews Episcopal.

We will have a postcard action and dinner, followed by a screening of the new HBO documentary about Bryan Stevenson called True Justice.

We still need members to sign up to bring food, so if you are able, follow this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A45ADAF2AAAF49-july1.

Also, if you purchased a ticket to the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet for our tables, we will have your ticket for you at the meeting.

This Sunday, July 28, we are making another trip to Montgomery to visit the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Anyone who wishes to carpool/caravan should meet in the parking lot behind UMOM (Valley St near the intersection of Middle St, behind the Citgo) at 8:45AM for a 9AM departure. We are asking everyone to purchase their own tickets ahead of time (https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/visit#tickets).

As the visit will include both the museum and memorial, folks should purchase a combo ticket for museum entry at 10:30 (the memorial ticket is not timed).

Please attend if you can, and bring friends!